Virginia Delegate Dan Helmer [D]

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VAHB2VetoPurchase, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who imports, sells, manufactures, purchases, or transfers an assault firearm, as that term is...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB698VetoCannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth, to be administered by the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The bill allows the Authority to begin issuing all m...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB318VetoFirearm industry members; standards of responsible conduct; civil liability. Creates standards of responsible conduct for firearm industry members and requires such members to establish and implement reasonable controls regarding the manufacture, sal...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB466VetoConcealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. Provides that the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall determine whether states meet the statutory qualifications for Virginia to reco...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB187Enroll
75%
Average teacher salary in the Commonwealth; national average. Requires the Governor's introduced budget bills for the 2025, 2026, and 2027 Regular Sessions of the General Assembly to propose funding for, and state funding to be provided pursuant to t...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB1195VetoPurchase of firearms; waiting period; penalty. Provides that no person shall sell a firearm unless at least five days have elapsed from the time the prospective purchaser completes the written consent form to have a licensed dealer obtain criminal hi...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1100VetoConservation of trees during land development process. Expands current provisions that provide that certain localities in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) may, by ordinance, require conservation of trees during the land development process by ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB212VetoMEI Project Approval Commission; board-level gender and diversity requirements. Requires the MEI Project Approval Commission to consider, prior to recommending approval of any major employment and investment (MEI) project, a board diversity disclosur...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB819Enroll
75%
Health insurance; coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance contract, policy, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for con...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB46VetoFirearm transfers to another person from a prohibited person. Provides that a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm because such person is subject to a protective order or has been convicted of an assault and battery of a family or house...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB609Enroll
75%
Contraception; right to contraception; applicability; enforcement. Establishes a right to obtain contraceptives and engage in contraception, as defined in the bill. The bill creates a cause of action that may be instituted against anyone who infringe...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB570VetoPrescription Drug Affordability Board established; drug cost affordability review. Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Board for the purpose of protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth and other stakeholders within the health care syst...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1062PassNet energy metering; eligible customer-generators and eligible agricultural customer-generators. Provides that no contract, lease, or arrangement by which a third party owns, maintains, or operates an electrical generating facility on an eligible cus...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 827 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB335VetoDepartment of Labor and Industry; tipped employee wages; work group. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to convene a work group to study (i) options for increasing tipped employee minimum cash wages, (ii) circumstances related to wage theft...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB924VetoTransportation network companies; publishing and disclosure requirements. Requires a transportation network company (TNC) to (i) issue an annual report to the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles containing the aggregate data regarding th...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1408VetoVoter satellite offices; standards and guidelines for determining number and location. Directs the Department of Elections to develop standards and guidelines for local governing bodies to utilize when determining the number of voter satellite office...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB47VetoInvasive plant species; retail sales; civil penalty. Requires, for the retail sale of any invasive plant species for outdoor use on a list established by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, a retail establishment to post in a conspicuous m...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB812Enroll
75%
Special license plates; Sons of Confederate Veterans and Robert E. Lee. Repeals authorization for the issuance of Sons of Confederate Veterans and Robert E. Lee special license plates and provides that such special license plates already in circulati...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB362VetoPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearm; assault and battery of a family or household member or intimate partner; penalties. Adds to the existing definition of "family or household member" a person's intimate partner, defined in the bill a...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1157PassConsultation with federally recognized Tribal Nations in the Commonwealth; permits and reviews with potential impacts on environmental, cultural, and historic resources. Requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Enviro...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 830 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB173Enroll
75%
Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms prohibited; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who knowingly manufactures or assembles, imports, purch...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB746PassEnergy efficiency programs; incremental annual savings. Provides that for the 2029 program year and all subsequent years, "in the public interest" for the purpose of assessing energy efficiency programs means that the State Corporation Commission det...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 818 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB111PassElectors for President and Vice President; binding of electors; vacancies. Provides that an elector who is selected by the state convention of any political party and who, at the convening of the electors after the election, refuses to present a ball...
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2024-04-17
Enacted, Chapter 801 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB624Enroll
75%
Public school staffing and funding; National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund; At-Risk Program; English language learner students. Renames the National Teacher Certification Incentive Reward Program and Fund as the National Boa...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB351VetoFirearm locking device required for purchase of a firearm; warning against accessibility to children; penalty. Requires any person who purchases a firearm to either (i) obtain or purchase from a licensed dealer a locking device for such firearm if a ...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB151PassDepartment of Energy; building standards for certain local buildings. Requires the Department of Energy, upon request, to provide technical assistance to localities, subject to available budgetary resources, as localities implement mandates related t...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 687 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB149PassEmployee protections; medicinal use of cannabis oil. Amends the provision that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee for such employee's lawful use of medical cannabis oil, with certain exceptions, by specifying that such use ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 632 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB275PassPublic utilities; delay of termination of service for certain residential customers; serious medical condition; report. Requires the State Corporation Commission to conduct a proceeding to establish limitations on the authority of public utilities an...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 637 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB944PassForest Sustainability Fund; fund allocation. Provides that moneys from the Forest Sustainability Fund must be allocated proportionally among localities that forgo tax revenues as a result of the use value assessment and taxation for real estate devot...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 699 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB933PassAlzheimer's disease and dementia training for dispatchers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Requires certain agencies in the Commonwealth to develop curricula and provide training related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia to dispatche...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 698 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB25PassAnnual retail sales and use tax holiday. Establishes an annual retail sales and use tax holiday that takes place on the first full weekend in August beginning on July 1, 2025, through July 1, 2030. During such weekend, state retail sales and use tax ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 628 (effective 7/1/25)
VAHJR45PassConstitutional amendment (second reference); real property tax exemption; surviving spouses of soldiers who died in the line of duty. Expands the current tax exemption for real property available to the surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action ...
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2024-04-08
Assigned Chapter 777 (effective 7/1/23)
VAHB1269PassBarrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health services; exception. Permits the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, providers of substance abuse or mental health services to adults, and community services boards and b...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB736PassDepartment of Law; compensation for veterans' benefits matters; work group; report. Directs the Department of Law's Division of Consumer Counsel to convene a work group to examine and make recommendations regarding the practice of persons receiving c...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB78PassSearch warrants, subpoenas, court orders, or other process; menstrual health data prohibited. Prohibits the issuance of a search warrant, subpoena, court order, or other process for the purpose of the search and seizure or production of menstrual hea...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB374PassVirginia Minority Business Commission; report; sunset. Establishes the 13-member Virginia Minority Business Commission in the legislative branch of government for the purpose of promoting the growth and competitiveness of Virginia minority-owned busi...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 527 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB150PassSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; applications. Prohibits the Board of Social Services from requiring persons applying to participate or renewing their participation in...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)
VAHB93PassAlpha-gal syndrome; Board of Health; reportable disease list. Directs the Board of Health to adopt regulations to include alpha-gal syndrome on the list of diseases that shall be required to be reported in accordance with the Code of Virginia. The bi...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)
VAHB252PassSickle cell disease; statewide registry; collection of sickle cell disease case information; penalties; notification; annual report. Creates a statewide registry of sickle cell disease patients to be maintained by the State Health Commissioner. The b...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0437)
VAHB100PassChild labor offenses; civil penalties. Increases from $10,000 to $25,000 the civil penalty for each violation of child labor laws that results in the employment of a child who is seriously injured or dies in the course of employment. The bill also in...
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2024-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)
VAHB18PassHate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; penalties. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination in employment and in places of public accommodation beca...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)
VAHB589PassOffice of Data Governance and Analytics; reciprocal data-sharing agreements; veteran-specific data. Allows the Office of Data Governance and Analytics to enter into reciprocal data agreements with state agencies for the purpose of sharing veteran-spe...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0292)
VAHB279PassMilitary leaves of absence for employees of Commonwealth or political subdivisions; professional firefighters. Provides that any person who is employed by the Commonwealth or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth as a professional firefighter s...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0184)
VAHB22PassManufacture, importation, sale, etc., of auto sears; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of an auto sear, defined in the bill as a device, other than a trigger a...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0163)
VAHB1381PassCenter for Rural Virginia; name change. Renames the Center for Rural Virginia as the Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr. Center for Rural Virginia.
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0132)
VAHB36PassAbuse and neglect of children; causing or enabling child to gain possession of a firearm; penalty. Creates a Class 5 felony for any parent, guardian, or other person who is 18 years of age or older and is responsible for the care of a child under the...
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2024-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)
VAHB277FailConsumer protection; transparency in ticket fees; civil penalties. Requires any person selling or reselling a ticket to an event to clearly and conspicuously display the total cost of the ticket from the first time a price is displayed and any time t...
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2024-03-09
Failed to pass in Senate
VAHJR280Engross
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Commending the Honorable L. Kaye Kory.
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2024-03-09
To Senate Rules Committee
VAHB139FailPrevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure works by public service companies. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to determine and make available the prevailing wage rate for underground infrastructure work. Under the bill, each pub...
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2024-03-09
Failed to pass in House
VAHB48PassPublic institutions of higher education; admissions applications; legacy admissions and admissions based on donor status prohibited. Prohibits any public institution of higher education from providing any manner of preferential treatment in the admis...
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2024-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0015)
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